University of New England
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Up to 4 years part-time
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Develop your knowledge in urban and regional planning with the Diploma in Town Planning course, offered online and on campus by the University of New England (UNE).
This course will teach you how to analyse and evaluate approaches to land-use and built-environment problems in a range of changing social, economic and environmental contexts.
It is an introductory course, designed to provide an opportunity for those who have never undertaken university study before. It also provides a pathway to further university study.
While completion of the diploma does not in itself lead to membership of the Planning Institute of Australia, further study at a bachelor level can lead to membership; the UNE Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning is fully accredited with the Planning Institute of Australia.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this town planning course, the subjects you may study include:
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.
With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.
To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Diploma in Town Planning from the University of New England.
Career opportunities for graduates are diverse, ranging from positions in local and state government, private consulting firms, and development companies through to government departments involved with urban affairs, environmental management, transport, community development, heritage conservation, or regional prosperity.
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Eligible students can apply for FEE-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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